James Venable Logan (essay date 1936)
SOURCE: “The Poetry,” in The Poetry and Aesthetics of Erasmus Darwin, Princeton University Press, 1936, pp. 93-147.
[In the following essay, Logan discusses at length Darwin's poetic merits, considering first the poet's occasional verse and continuing on through Darwin's three major works of poetry: The Loves of the Plants, The Economy of Vegetation, and the posthumously published Temple of Nature.]
We, therefore, pleas’d, extol thy song, Though various, yet complete, Rich in embellishment, as strong, And learn’d as it is sweet.
William Cowper: TO DR DARWIN
Let these, or such as these, with just...
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